Common Hope has a well-established track record for accomplishing our goals and managing our programs. During the last three years, an average of 82% of donations have gone directly to programs.

For 6 consecutive years, Common Hope has received a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, a charity watchdog that measures for financial health as well as organizational transparency and accountability. Only 3% of charities rated by Charity Navigator receive this “exceptional” designation. Our rating means that our ability to allocate resources toward programs and services, while minimizing overhead and fundraising expenses, and our level of transparency and accountability with our donors, continues to exceed industry standards. Common Hope also meets all standards of the Charities Review Council.

Common Hope is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation and is audited annually. Contributions are 100% tax-deductible as allowed by law. Listed below you will find three years of financial and program outcomes for Common Hope.

Sustaining Progress From One Year to the Next

Delivering on our mission
A study conducted by the University of Chicago showed that Common Hope students are 56% more likely to graduate than their peers and Common Hope graduates are 93% more likely to work in a formal sector of employment. Overall, the study proved our graduates earn more, and are healthier and more optimistic than their peers.

Expanding services to meet needs
What started as a grassroots movement with 175 kids in one community has grown over 30 years to serve 14,000 individuals in 27 communities. More than 5,000 students benefit from Common Hope programs each year.

Proven Success
Common Hope celebrated the first high school graduate in 1996. By 2011, 1,000 students graduated and in 2017 the 2,000th graduate received their diploma.

Reaching more students
Common Hope’s Partner School Program was developed to reach more students and improve the quality of education being provided in public schools. To date, Common Hope works with seven different public schools, serving nearly 1,500 students and 105 faculty members in those schools.